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    Power Backup what do you Plug in

    I have been thinking about what to plug into my APC 1500 power back up and where do I plug it in? My concern is for the equipment that is left on 24/7.

    My Synology storage, Small Green Computer, UltraRendu and network switch are currently using it. Does it make sense to plug the APC into my Shunyata Hydra or plug a Hydra into the APC to have clean power for those items?

    Anything plugged in for protection is subject to the power handling of the APC so I guess I need to try it out.

    Back to the leave on 24/7 items. Do any of you have your DAC plugged into an APC type product?
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    Re: Power Backup what do you Plug in

    I use power conditioning but not back up. The back up seems like a good idea though, especially for the items you have plugged into it.
    Does the APC regenerate power or just kicks in if power is off? If it regenerates I thought the power regenerated was clean.
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    Re: Power Backup what do you Plug in

    It just supplies power if there is a loss. Even with a generator on the house it takes a few seconds to kick on. I would rather not have computers SSD or not instantly stop.

    The Synology NAS connects to the APC with a USB cable. If the power is running out on the APC it will shut down the hard drive on the Synology.

    I guess my question is how good is the quality of power that comes out of the APC or in general, all power back up units.
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    Re: Power Backup what do you Plug in

    Hard to believe this group doesn't have an opinions. Oh well, I'm going to post what I ended up with anyway.

    I purchased a TrippLite Smart On Line 1500VA power backup. I now have everything front end related plugged into my Shunyata Hydra. The Hydra is the only thing plugged into the TrippLite. At peak power consumption it is less than 200 watts.

    The TrippLite with 2 fans continuously running was more noise than was acceptable so I moved it into a guest room next to my listening room.
    1 drywall saw, 2 old work boxes, 2 large opening cover plates and a vacuum was all that was needed to move it to the other side of the wall.

    If guests complain about the noise, I'll give them more wine or power down the NAS and Server then turn it off the backup.
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    Re: Power Backup what do you Plug in

    I think anyone here who has experienced power outages (which is everyone here) has considered the issue. I've been kicking around going to a Tesla PowerWall or two. If installed with the proper controls I understand the switch is almost instant. The state of Washington has a big push towards green energy as do many states. I think I'd feel better myself about a long term solution rather than a little box in the system solution.
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    Re: Power Backup what do you Plug in

    Quote Originally Posted by brad225 View Post
    ...My concern is for the equipment that is left on 24/7.
    Your concern is probably not shared elsewhere here. If the power goes out, so what? A power outage as an opportunity to do some gardening, or something else.
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    Re: Power Backup what do you Plug in

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel View Post
    I think anyone here who has experienced power outages (which is everyone here) has considered the issue. I've been kicking around going to a Tesla PowerWall or two. If installed with the proper controls I understand the switch is almost instant. The state of Washington has a big push towards green energy as do many states. I think I'd feel better myself about a long term solution rather than a little box in the system solution.
    I just surprised that, with as many people that have computers and storage in their system there is not a concern for that moment when the drives come to a dead stop without proper shut down. Maybe many here do have protection and the topic is just not of interest.

    My wife and I have talked about going to solar here in Florida. The payback the just not even close to making it viable. Short of just wanting to be on solar generation.
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    Re: Power Backup what do you Plug in

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    Your concern is probably not shared elsewhere here. If the power goes out, so what? A power outage as an opportunity to do some gardening, or something else.
    Obviously not, brodricj. Just surprised, if people aren't concerned if their digital drives come to a screeching halt. Oh, well to each his own.
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    Re: Power Backup what do you Plug in

    But they don't come to a screeching halt. The disc will spin down slowly as its angular momentum is gradually overcome by the friction of its spindle bearing. No concern at all with a power outage and these devices. I think you're overthinking things here and inventing a problem that doesn't exist.
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    Re: Power Backup what do you Plug in

    I respect your advice but you are the first person that I have heard that didn't think killing the power to a computer was an issue. I hope you are correct, honestly.
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